Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today suspended its former Dhenkanal MLA Nabin Nanda on charges of awful conduct after reports of his arrested during a raid on a spa in Kolkata from where a sex racket was being run.
A press release of the BJD confirmed his suspension from the party. BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik took the action after Nabin’s lawyer Asim Kumar confirmed that Nanda was arrested on Saturday evening from the spa on Park Street under the Immoral Trafficking Act and was bailed out on Sunday.
During the raid, as many as 18 persons, including the former MLA were arrested from the spa with the rescue of nine sex workers.
However, Nabin has rubbished his alleged connection with the sex racket and claimed he was detained after he entered the spa during an attempt to chase a pickpocket.
Notably, the former Dhenkanal MLA was reportedly missing since Saturday and traced in Kolkata in West Bengal on Sunday.